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Published on September 30th, 2021 | by Subhash Nair


e-POWER Technology Debuts In China On The Latest Nissan Sylphy

The Nissan Sylphy e-POWER has made its global debut in China.

When it comes to electrification, Nissan’s approach to hybrids has recently been to offer what they call e-POWER. With e-POWER, the wheels are motivated only by an electric motor. There is still a low-powered, highly efficient petrol engine under the hood, but this exists to charge the batteries. This week, Nissan is introducing e-POWER to China with the launch of the new Nissan Sylphy e-POWER. Not only is this the first time China’s getting a taste of e-POWER, but it’s also the first time the Sylphy has been seen with this hybrid powertrain option.

This will be the fourth Nissan vehicle to feature the new e-POWER system after the Note, Serena and Kicks.

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The e-POWER Sylphy uses a down-tuned version of the same electric motor found on the latest generation Nissan LEAF. This means that it has up to 300Nm of instant torque available on tap instead of 320Nm. However, unlike the LEAF, the Sylphy’s e-POWER system also has a 1.2-litre 3-cylinder petrol engine onboard to keep the batteries charged – thus the driver never has to plug the vehicle for more juice.

As a result, this setup also can be given a fuel economy rating like a regular petrol or diesel vehicle. After all, it’s burning fuel in order to charge batteries that drive the car. The result is an incredible 3.9L per 100km. And with 300Nm of torque, you can imagine that the e-POWER Sylphy is no slouch either.

Nissan’s goal is to achieve carbon neutrality across its operations and the lifecycle of its products by 2050 and the first step will be to electrify every all-new Nissan vehicle in key markets. The Sylphy e-POWER is seen as a significant step towards this goal as it’s the best selling vehicles the brand sells in China. The Nissan Sylphy e-POWER is produced and distributed in China by DongFeng Nissan.

The only visual differences between the petrol and e-POWER Sylphy lies in the badges and the grille.

By 2025, Nissan aims to roll out 5 more e-POWER models in China. We wonder if this will include the new X-Trail and Almera? We also wonder if this Sylphy will ever be introduced in Malaysia. It has been a while since Nissan debuted a new nameplate in our country. We were anticipating the Kicks would be the one to break the monotony, but at this point we’d settle for the reintroduction of the Sylphy. This latest generation model looks exceptional.

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